The LSU Top 5 #7

This is the seventh of our weekly Top 5 links to the most interesting bits and pieces we’ve found from around the internet.

(Linking doesn’t mean we necessarily agree with these articles!)

Business Education: Would the economy be better off without MBA students? – The Economist

MBAs, yea or nay? The Economist is hosting a debate, starting yesterday, and you can have your say.


Teaching With Twitter – Inside Higher Ed

Unlike this summary, this post goes beyond 140 characters in telling us the benefits of using twitter in classrooms and the strategies used.

(OK, we’re going to cheat and put in more than 140 characters to link to this blog  in The Chronicle of Higher Education about one teacher’s experiment with class-by-Twitter.)


Milking: an udderly bizarre student trend – The Guardian

Um…OK…so…a new student thing in the UK is to poor milk over themselves in public. They do this because…just because. Interesting that so many seem to be using skim milk, though…


Help Wanted: Climbing to Success in Today’s Job Market – The online magazine of John Hopkins Arts and Sciences

Times are tough for recent graduates in the US. The lessons being learned there in response to difficulties entering the workforce might apply to students and universities in Vietnam, too. To improve employment prospects of graduates, this article suggests that now it is particularly important to:

  • Strengthen corporate, governmental and alumni networks
  • Develop students with ‘intellectual depth that will never leave them’ along with currently transferable skills
  • Weave professional experience with academic programmes
  • Show students how to navigate the hidden job market
  • Build resilience and patience in students since their path will probably be tougher than it would have been five years ago.

While this is a bit of a puff piece for John Hopkins University, lessons can be learned. It’s particularly interesting to see the paths of individual students.


Who Should Make Sure Overseas Education Programs Are Worth Their Salt? – The Chronicle of Higher Education

This article outlines how the quality of overseas university campuses and programmes are assessed/assured in various regions, ranging from being subject to the host country’s regulations, the home country’s regulations or an entirely different standard. This is informative rather than controversial or groundbreaking.


We love hearing your thoughts on these articles, so feel free to comment below!

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